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John Lennon

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Biographers of the late John Lennon, described by John Peel as "the engine room of the Beatles," have depicted him as being everything from barking mad to sitting at the right hand of God. Alan Clayson's popular biography finds the real Beatle in the myriad of conflicting images. This audio version is packed with all the facts, quotes, and trivia a fan could want, as well ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 9th 2003 by Sanctuary Publishing (first published January 1st 2001)
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Tobin Elliott
May 21, 2014 Tobin Elliott rated it it was ok
I received this set about 10 years ago and somehow never got around to it, so I'm overdue.

John. A fascinating and conflicted man who never fails to engage the reader.

Unfortunately, Clayson is not the best writer, never missing the opportunity for overblown writing. He's also not the most meticulous of researchers. Just one example is when he mentions John and Yoko's second bed-in. It occurred in Montreal, but the author states Toronto. It's things like this that weaken any trust in the rest of t
Jun 11, 2008 Eric rated it it was ok
Same smartass approach; easier to grasp once you're familiar with Clayson's style. So far so good.

Okay, I'm done with this one. It was okay, but the focus on peripheral groups to the Beatles in the early days, and where they ended up, and what they did, and didn't do (mostly the latter), is in the final analysis, tiresome. And of little value to someone, like me, who really doesn't care all that much. While it is perhaps useful to continually place Lennon in the milieu from which the Beatles sp
Jan 02, 2016 Clif rated it did not like it
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Worst series of Beatle books ever. Author uses "thick as a paving slab" in all four books to describe the Beatles anthology. Lazy.
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Alan Clayson (Dover, England, 1951) is of a late 1970s vintage of composer-entertainers that also embraces the likes of Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson, Elvis Costello and John Otway. While he is still making regular concert appearances, he has become better known as an author of around thirty books - mostly musical biography. These include the best-sellers "Backbeat" (subject of a major film), The Y ...more
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